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Joined 30 July 2009
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3 years3 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Advice or experiences with dimming LED with Clipsal Saturn

I know that there have been many LED downlight threads but I wonder if anyone has any advice or experiences with specific LED downlights and the Clipsal Saturn dimmers. I…

4 years4 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Water based polyurethane vs hardwax for timber floor

I am just wondering if anyone has had the same choice of which way to finish a solid hardwood floor and how happy they are since they decided.
We have decided…

4 years4 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Light render suggestions - maybe grand piano.

I am wondering if anyone has used grand piano or grand piano half or a similar color as a render (and if they have any pictures they are willing to…

4 years4 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Any opinions on wood look cork planks

We are looking for a hard floor and have been vacillating between bamboo and timber. I stumbled on readycork vita which is basically a cork floor which looks like wood.…

4 years4 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
flat metal roofs - ventilate?

Do you have any preference as to which way of venting (whirlybird vs vents vs maestro etc) The builder also wants to charge 1300 for two whirlybirds is…

4 years4 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
flat metal roofs - ventilate?

I am not sure if this is the right forum but does anyone have any advice about ventilating flat (two degrees) metal roofs. My builder says not to worry…

4 years4 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Builder wants to vent exhaust fans into metal roof

My builder wants to vent the exhaust fans from our upstairs bathrooms into the cavity of our flat metal roof and our downstairs bathrooms into the wall cavity. Is this…

5 years5 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
New shower technologies (Airdrop, satinjet, raindance)

We are selecting fittings for our dream home and visited Reese and got the spiel about the new shower technologies that are supposed to feel better and save water. …

5 years5 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Hydronic heating options in Melbourne

Thanks screen7
Did you go with the standard slab insulation or the somewhat more expensive in screed insulation. Would you mind saying who did your installation. Did you go with two…

5 years5 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Hydronic heating options in Melbourne

We are building a two storey house in Melbourne and have been looking at hydronic heating. The two basic approaches we have been given are 1. all radiators and 2.…

5 years5 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Advice re indoor lap pool in Melbourne

Wheeliworks
The poolhouse shares a common wall with the rest of the house along its length and the second floor partly overlies the poolhouse.
I have also got a…

5 years5 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Advice re indoor lap pool in Melbourne

Thanks for your replies.
Builderforlife/wheelieworkds
I take it that you don't think I need to heat the poolhouse or need a HRV or dehumidifier.

5 years5 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Advice re indoor lap pool in Melbourne

We are hoping to build a 10 x 2m indoor heated lap pool in Melbourne. The pool would be in a 10 x5m pool house/gym which is on the side…

6 years6 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Question about roof over the pool

We are building a house next to a large reserve in Melbourne. Some big gum trees are close to our house and we plan to put in a pool but…

6 years6 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Advice on north facing windows in Melbourne

We are designing a two storey house in Melbourne. We have northern views and plan to have large north (well 20 degrees east of north) facing windows in a…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
North or North west windows for solar design(Melbourne)

We are building a house in Melbourne. The block is south facing (back yard faces north). It is not exactly N-S with the back of the house facing about 20…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Any tips for looking at a just built house?

One of the smaller builders has offered to show us around a house he has just built (obviously he doesn't have a display home). I am a complete newbie…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

Hi
We are building a house in Melbourne. We have got/are getting some design concepts from some professionals - these are NOT those plans (as a I am sure you can…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Basic building question - conventional vs roof truss

I am looking at going with Grollo for a custom house in Eastern Melbourne. They say that they are the only builder in Melbourne who still regularly do conventional roofing…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
to grollo or not to grollo?

We stumbled onto the Grollo display homes while going through the Balwyn display homes. They do an obligation free design and quote (unlike many of the similar status builders like…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Roof that looks like tiles, but isn't?

The englehart saleswoman talked about them. They are slates made from recycled rubber. They look like real slates and are much lighter and more durable. A house down the…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Do builders charge for voids.

Looking around the two storey display homes here in Balwyn Melbourne I found that a lot of the houses I like have voids or areas where the rooms (usually a…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Does your balcony leak?

We are planning to knock down and rebuild in Eastern Melbourne. The current house has two balconies - one overlying the meals area and one the front entry, both of…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Customised Builder

Did you have any luck in your search Monash?
We have just started our search for a builder in Kew East, Melbourne. There are lots of swish display homes in …

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Knock down and rebuild - do I need to tell the bank?

I have a property in Eastern Melbourne which has a substantial mortgage on it with the Commonwealth Bank. We are planning to knock down and rebuild and hope to do…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Custom or boutique builders in Eastern Melbourne

There are a lot of four bedroom 2 storey homes but most of them are one master and three kids rooms. My parents will need a large ground floor bedroom…

7 years7 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Custom or boutique builders in Eastern Melbourne

We have been looking at the display homes in Balwyn, Melbourne - Comdain, Urbayne, Bellemore and Lucas Morris. We have liked them all apart from the Lucas Morris (nothing wrong…

8 years8 yearspetrouspetrous posted:
Advice about whether to rebuild or renovate/extend

We recently bought a house in eastern Melbourne. It is a good size block (950 sq m) and a great location (end of a cul-de-sac and backing onto a…

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